June 7, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

MES Students Raise $3,000 For Ethan Strait Memorial Fund

Eleven-year-old Ethan Strait passed away in April when he was fatally injured in a car crash in St. Thomas. More...

Local & State

Clugston’s Market & Cafe Now Open

Clugston’s is now open for business! Open Tuesday through Saturday, the store offers fair trade coffee, pastries, bulk items and other groceries, and, in a couple weeks, sandwiches. More...

City Closes Encampments Filled By People Addicted To Heroin

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Jason Carmine moved to Philadelphia from Delaware when he was offered a job in the landscaping business. But within two weeks, he found himself unemployed with nowhere to go. More...

Judge Imposes New $1M Penalty Against Former House Speaker

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A judge is effectively reinstating a $1 million penalty against a former Pennsylvania House speaker after the state’s highest court threw it out as part of a 2012 corruption sentence.  More...

Correspondents' Notes

Library Corner

The play reading group meets the first Thursdays of each month at 2 p.m. Join in June 7 to see how this works and how much fun you can have. There’s no stress, no reading in advance, no discussion unless you want to. More...

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Tom Matthews, June 14; Eric Souders, June 12; Nancy Hendershot, June 13; Westin Mellott, 9 on June 17. More...

Sports

SF Baseball Takes District Title

Southern Fulton’s baseball team brought home the District 5 Class A championship title with their 4-0 shutout win May 31 over Berlin Brothersvalley at Everett. Pitcher Branden Lynch lead the Indians throwing a two-hitter with seven strikeouts. More...

High School Sports

Lady Spartans Win Semifinal Game McConnellsburg 7Shanksville 2 More...

Horse Breaks Free, Races Toward Stands At Horse Show

DEVON, Pa. More...

Family

Cards Of Thanks

BARNHART   The family of Helen Barnhart would like to thank you for your sympathy and kindness. More...

County Signs CDBG Contract

Endorse Child Welfare Professionals Appreciation Week

A Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) contract in the amount of $211,586 for federal fiscal year 2017 was signed by commissioners Stuart Ulsh, Pete Lynch, and Rodney McCray at their regularly scheduled meeting last Tuesday.  More...

Vo-Tech Issues Persist At Forbes Road School District

Approximately a dozen concerned citizens attended the Forbes Road School District meeting Monday evening to question board members about their decision to withdraw from the Fulton County Area Vocational Technical School (FCAVTS). More...

County Honors Child Welfare Professionals

Earlier this year Gov. Tom Wolf issued a proclamation making June 4-8 Child Welfare Professionals Appreciation Week. More...

Obituaries

John M. Hockensmith

Harrisonville, 99

John M. Hockensmith, 99, Harrisonville, died Friday, June 1, 2018, at Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg.  He was born in Harrisonville, September 16, 1918, the son of the late Helen (DeShong) and John Hockensmith. More...

Jack P. Keller

McConnellsburg, 75

Jack Parker Keller, age 75, McConnellsburg, died Saturday, May 26, 2018, at his home with his family by his side.  He was born on July 28, 1942, in Greencastle, the son of the late John Henry and the late Helen Gertrude Parker Keller.  He w More...

William M. Krueger

Waynesboro, 89

William “Bill” Mark Krueger, 89, Waynesboro, died Sunday, May 27, 2018, at his residence in Waynesboro. He was born in Toledo, Ohio, son of the late Mary L. and William F. Krueger. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of June 4, 1998 ’98 More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Identity Theft State police report that sometime May 19 or May 20 the identity of a 47-year-old Warfordsburg male was used by someone who attempted to open accounts with Montgomery Ward and Kohls. Police are investigating the incident. More...

Community Bulletin Board

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

THIS & THAT Meals Available Once a month volunteers pack up boxes of food to be given to anyone in need in the Waterfall area. Pickup is at Center United Methodist Church community building on Doran Road, Waterfall. More...

Features

Today In History

King Louis XIV Crowned In 1654

Today is Thursday, June 7, the 158th day of 2018. There are 207 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: More...

The Secret To Avoiding Dry Tenderloins In The Slow Cooker

Cooking a lean roast like pork tenderloin in a slow cooker is tricky because it can quickly turn overcooked and dry. More...

Man Climbs 104 Flights In WTC To Propose To His Girlfriend

NEW YORK (AP) – A volunteer firefighter climbed to the top of One World Trade Center in Manhattan to get down on one knee and ask his girlfriend to marry him in a surprise proposal.  More...

Church News

Area Bible Schools

Pleasant Ridge Church of the Brethren will hold Vacation Bible School June 18- 22, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The church is located at 2507 Pleasant Ridge Road, Needmore. Come explore the coolest book on the planet with us at VBS.   More...

White Church To Hold Services

The annual service at the Union Cemetery White Church will be held June 17. Rev. Dale Williams, Mc- Connellsburg United Presbyterian Church, will lead the worship service, which will begin at 10 a.m. All are welcome to worship in this historic site. More...

Worship Services

St. Paul’s Luthern Church, Big Cove Tannery and St. Paul Church in McConnellsburg, June calendar: June 10 – third Sunday after Pentecost, holy communion at St. More...